Alistair studied at Sheffield Hallam University obtaining a BEng(Hons) in Computer Aided Engineering & Design. After working for Abbey National Bank (now Santender) during which time he started as a Call Centre Advisor and finished as a Communications Analyst, he felt called into Christian ministry.
Whilst exploring this call, he worked part-time for the South Yorkshire Community Foundation as their Marketing Officer, for Five Star Limousines as Marketing Manager, and was involved in launching the Arbourthorne Community Church plant.
Alistair became the full-time Senior Minister of Arbourthorne Community Church in 2001.
In 2014, Alistair handed the leadership of ACC onto another young man, and was released to pioneer a new season for the Miracle Trust.
Alongside his Christian ministry Alistair is a director of Swimyourswim Ltd, an open water coaching and events company.